The American Heart Association (AHA) will recognize The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for outstanding patient care at a ceremony on Tuesday, August 16.
TRHMC will receive the 2011 Mission: Lifeline Bronze Award, the 2011 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Heart Failure Award, and the 2011 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Stroke Award. The Hospital will also be featured in an AHA ad in the U.S. News & World Report top hospitals edition, available now on health.usnews.com, and on newsstands in early August.
The Mission: Lifeline award recognizes a Hospital’s timely response to patients experiencing ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarctions (STEMIs), the deadliest type of heart attack. The Mission: Lifeline project encourages timely access to appropriate life-saving treatments. TRHMC is one of only seven hospitals in the commonwealth to receive a Mission: Lifeline award.
The Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus awards in both the Heart Failure and Stroke categories demonstrate that the Hospital has been in at least 85 percent compliance in each of the Get with the Guidelines achievement measures for those conditions for more than 24 months. There are five achievement measures for the Heart Failure award, and seven for the Stroke award.
The award presentation will be held in the Hospital’s Education Rooms C and D at 8 a.m.